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[Mid-east] Cigarette giant blames ISIS for falling tobacco sales

A UK tobacco firm has blamed the political unrest caused by ISIS In Iraq for blocking the sales of billions of cigarettes. In its half-year results report posted today, Imperial Tobacco announced that the number of cigarettes sold had been hit by a 5% d
Newsweek
added May 6, 2015 20:56
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[Mid-east] Big tobacco takes on Islam in effort to promote smoking

The campaign went so far as to hire lawyers to make theological arguments against Islamic leaders opposed to tobacco use. “The paper shows how the industry has sought to distort and misinterpret the cultural beliefs of these communities, and to reinterpr
Yahoo!
added Apr 22, 2015 18:52
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[Asia, Canada, Mid-east] Big tobacco quietly battling religious opposition to smoking in key Muslim markets: Canadian study

The tobacco industry has been embroiled for decades in a pitched battle to counter the Muslim opposition to smoking, recruiting sympathetic Islamic scholars and crafting theological arguments to defend the habit, a new, Canadian-co-authored study suggest
National Post (ca)
added Apr 19, 2015 17:13
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[Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Smoking out the evidence on water pipe use

The Middle East has the world’s highest prevalence of water pipe smoking, with the greatest concentration in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine, according to Gemma Vestal from the WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative, which took part in a meeting at the World Confer
Nature Middle East (uk)
added Apr 6, 2015 12:46
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[Mid-east] Jordan leads region in prevalence of smoking among males — study

Jordan topped Middle East countries in the prevalence of smoking among males and third in terms of female smokers, according to a global study. Research conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington showed t
Jordan Times (jo)
added Jan 9, 2014 17:05
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[Africa, Egypt, Mid-east] “Smoking Kills,” is the main message of the Tobacco Atlas

The American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation unveiled the first-ever Arabic version of The Tobacco Atlas and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org, during a press conference on Monday. The conference was hosted by the World Health Organisation (
Daily News Egypt (eg)
added Jun 14, 2013 01:45
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[Mid-east, Uae] Tax hike may not deter smokers

Khaleej Times (ae)
added May 22, 2013 16:34
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[China, Mid-east, Uae] Shisha pipe demand goes up in smoke in Chinese factory

Yet on this day, there is little of the buzz one would expect of a Chinese assembly plant. The turmoil in much of the Middle East, the key market, has seen orders halve, and the company's owner, Luo Weiguo, hopes for stability in the Arab world and a rec
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Aug 2, 2012 17:22
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[Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] GCC states mull 50% tax on soft drinks, cigarettes

Arabian Business
added May 13, 2012 21:28
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] No smoking campaign warns women of ruining their looks

Tobacco and Narcotics Combat Charity Society (Kafa) in the Red Sea city of Jeddah told the students that smoking was bad for their health and for their appearances. Under the “Do Not Spoil Your Beauty” campaign, the girls are given presentations on the ne
Gulf News (ae)
added Jan 10, 2017 17:40
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